While in Vernon, I also picked up some doilies, embroidered handkerchiefs, and table linens. I think these will make excellent embellishments on dark blue denim bags. My friend Sara makes lots of pretty things out of denim. Every time I see her she's carrying a pretty denim bag with red stitching -- it makes me think of a Japanese craft book, very simple and appealing. I'm inspired to try a scrappy blue-and-white (and olive and red) take on her style.